This past Saturday I had the opportunity to serve at a free medical and dental clinic that several churches (including mine) put together. I have to admit, I wasn’t feeling very happy that I had signed up to help out when 6:00 am rolled around Saturday morning – I am not a morning person, at all…
I got to check people in for the medical side. It was a bit chaotic for awhile, but I soon found myself having a great time despite the cold. I got to work with some wonderful ladies, and got to meet almost all of the folks we were able to help out with a free doctor visit and treatment. It was incredibly humbling to see how grateful many were to be able to see a doctor and get some free lunch. Some had even camped out overnight to be sure of getting care. It opened my eyes to how greatly blessed I am to be able to visit a doctor when we really need to, and not have to worry where our next meal will come from.
They’re planning to put together another clinic next year, and I hope to be able to serve again. It’s so easy to say no, I don’t have time to volunteer for things, but so worth it to actually say yes and do it.
How do you find ways to serve others?